Comeback Gets Wise When You Start To Win

On the December 22, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we made nice with the holiday season, played a few of her favourite tunes, told some jokes without funny, started looking forward to looking forward, gave and received the greatest gift. Fight tuberculosis, folks.

Burroughs/Cobain  –  The “Priest” They Called Him

Bonnie Doon  –  Now or Neverish

Vince Guaraldi Trio  –  Christmas Time is Here

Holy Hum  –  Sex at 31

Diamond Rugs  –  Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant

the Handsome Family  –  So Much Wine

Grand Central Station  –  It is Not Possible That He Will Not Return

the Oxford Coma  –  Inflatable Patriots (Touching People in Their Sleep)

Red Red Meat  –  There’s a Star Above the Manger Tonight

Ghostkeeper  –  The Boxes and the Bottles

Charlotte Gainsbourg  –  I’m a Lie

the Stooges  –  I Wanna Be Your Dog

Ora Cogan  –  Darling

Devo  –  Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA

the Superions  –  Fruitcake

Okay Mann  –  The Eternal Optimist

the Burning Hell  –  Friend Army

the Jackson 5  –  The Love You Save

Benji Kaplan  –  Happy Sadness

Frightenstein  –  Faces of Death

Blue Hawaii  –  No One Like You






Try To Make A Comeback Off A Regular Guy

On the December 13, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we missed people who were missing and congratulated people who did and had the right stuff.

Guv’ner  –  Anaphelact

Tommy Keene  –  Last of the Twilight Girls

the Uptights  –  Stop Me Again

Peach Pyramid  –  Repeating Myself

Moving Bodies  –  Waiting to Come Down

La Louma  –  Candy

the (International) Noise Conspiracy  –  Ready Steady Go!

Walter TV  –  Laura Palmer

the Broken West  –  The Smartest Man Alive

Mon Doux Saigneur  –  Poff Poff

Cub  –  Loaded

Jawbox  –  Cutoff

Shooting Guns  –  Simian Shelf

B.B. Gabor  –  Metropolitan Life

SNFU  –  Where’s My Legs

Bonnie Doon  –  Ghost Story

Mauno  –  How Long

Pigeon Breeders  –  Lost Heart

Soft March  –  Ghosts

the Deep Dark Woods  –  Deep Flooding Waters

Laura Sauvage  –  Monkeys in Space


Lit Up Like Some Comeback

On the December 6, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we finally, truly came to understand the impermanence of…stuff, and we looked forward to the day that impermanence would at long last see its own end.

Tent Poles  –  Rock and Roll

Duplex  –  Yr. Mama

the Burning Hell  –  The River (Never Freezes Anymore)

Steve Reich  –  Sextet (5th Movement)

the Zephyr Bones  –  September

Chad VanGaalen  –  Old Heads

Vaz  –  Drive-By

Skeleton Key  –  The World’s Most Famous Undertaker

Graham Parker  –  Discovering Japan

Laser Cake  –  Superstitious

Panteon  –  White Jaguar

High Waisted  –  Firebomb

Red Red Meat  –  Ball

Malk  –  Born Elated

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings  –  I Learned the Hard Way

Thin Lizzy  –  Waiting for an Alibi

Faith Healer  –  Light of Loving

Devo  –  Sloppy

Tough Age  –  Everyday Life

the Guaranteed  –  Hear From You

Holiday Ghosts  –  Airwaves

Deerhoof  –  Slow Motion Detonation

Slow  –  Black is Black

Robin Hood Association  –  Space Wave





He Made The Comeback Just For You

On the November 30, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we made all the Handsome Boy Modeling School fans in Edmonton – some of whom didn’t even know they were fans – really happy, we talked about truth and how it’s bullshit, and we celebrated little, bitty lead singers and big, burly guitarists.

the Handsome Family  –  Pony

Slow  –  Have Not Been the Same

Switches  –  Wait

Counterfeit Jeans  –  No Desire

Handsome Boy Modeling School  –  Sunshine

Kid Koala  –  Barhopper 2

Matthew Shipp  –  Symbolic Access

Dead Quiet  –  Old Hopeless

Joni Mitchell  –  Raised On Robbery

Cardinals Pride  –  Deluder

Esmerine  –  Piscibus Maris

James Hand  –  The Truth Will Set You Free

Bad Livers  –  The Adventures of Pee Pee the Sailor

Surf Rock is Dead  –  As If

Johnny Hammond  –  Rock Steady

Jessi Colter  –  There Ain’t No Rain

Ancient Underground  –  Skipping Stones

Tom Phillips w/Skinny Dick  –  Hard Part of Town

Imur  –  Waiting

Spinning Coin  –  Floating With You

the Real Ponchos  –  No Show

Frightenstein  –  Curse of the Devil





Do You Know What You Can Do With That Comeback?

On the November 23, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we wished some friends a happy holiday, we bought some friends our choice of the sandwich of their choice, and we had Le Plaisir come in to keep us company for awhile.

William S. Burroughs  –  A Thanksgiving Prayer

Lurch  –  Abracadaverama

Low  –  I Started A Joke4;27

La Louma  –  Hear Me Out2;28

Edith Frost  –  Cars and Parties 3.24

NoMeansNo  –  Two Lips Two Lungs and One Tongue 1;46

Wares  –  What You Want4;43

Miranda July  –  I Can-Japan4:02

Le Plaisir  –  Chilblains3;20

Le Plaisir  –  Never Gonna Cry Again3;11

Suuns  –  Music Won’t Save You5;45

Beulah  –  Don’t Forget to Breathe3:56

the Modernettes  –  Confidential2;46

Pangina  –  Full Metal Moustache3;17

John Guliak  –  Triptych3:20

Counterfeit Jeans  –  Fairy Ring4;04

Personality Crisis  –  Vampire’s Dream(Funk/Green)3:20

Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra  –  Jimmy Reeves(Jerry Jerry/George Wall)3:49

Faith Healer  –  Might As Well2:40

Jom Comyn  –  Wish Upon a Storm4:00

Dim=Sum  –  Fisherman’s Daughter12:58






That’s Where Those Truckers Generate Their Comeback

On the Rocktember 20, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we shuddered at the very thought of a world without Big Black, we strove for a higher than usual level of onomatopoeia, and we gave you the truth like you don’t often hear it nowadays.

Jr. and the Soulettes  –  Thing, Do the Creep

Big Black  –  The Power of Independent Trucking

Big Black  –  The Model

Frazey Ford  –  September Fields

Leila  –  Little Acorns

Shooting Guns  –  Vampires of Industry

Liquor Giants  –  Chocolate Clown

Mon Doux Saigneur  –  Poff Poff

Betty LaVette  –  Heart of Gold

the Velveteins  –  Strange Side of the Street

Ui  –  Sexy Photograph

Ooioo  –  Kila Kila Kila

Alèmayèhu Eshèté  –  Tèdèstèshal Wèy?

John Lee Hooker  –  House Rent Boogie

Cat Power  –  3, 6, 9

Baby Jesus  –  Feel For You

Divine Fits  –  The Salton Sea

Camp Cope  –  Lost: Season One

Paroxysm  –  Sickness Remains

Whitney Rose  –  You Never Cross My Mind

Diamond Rugs  –  Country Mile

Madeline Kenney  –  Don’t Forget//There’s Room

Crystal Eyes  –  Already Gone

Dent May  –  Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love



I’m Not The Sort Of Comeback She’ll Admit She Knows

On the Rocktember 14, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we extended our all-time, not-playing-Spandau Ballet streak and we felt sorry for the people who weren’t born in the ninth month, but we didn’t feel one tiny bit sorry for Spandau Ballet.

Motorhead – God Save the Queen

The Ashley Hundred – Mirage Mirage

Austra – Future Politics

Rhythm of Cruelty – Dysphoria

Robin Hood Association – Ocean Crime

Aron D’Alesio – Destroyer
The Districts – Ordinary Day
Vince Mira – Whats Been Left Behind
Maya Jane Coles – Take Flight
Dwight Yoakam – Guitar, Cadillacs etc
Civvie – Empire 1
War on Drugs – Holding On
Cut Offs – Pushing it to the Limit
Woolworm – Judgement Day
Charlie Parr – Dog
Walrus – Family Hangover
Soft Ions – Common Praise
Walter Etc. – All Connotations
Turnover – Super Natural
Joe Ely – Honky Tonk Masquerade
Trailer Trash Traceys – Eden Machine
Black Flag – Nothing Left Inside
Benjamin Gibbard – Metal Baby
Dim=Sum – Enemy Point
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